Mongooses are remarkably bright animals that have complex social structures and have even displayed simple tool use. Mongooses are short-legged animals with pointed noses, small ears, and long, furry tails. Mongooses use their sense of smell to locate their prey and dig them out with their long claws, both in holes in the ground and holes in trees It lives in savannas, open forests and grasslands and feeds primarily on beetles and millipedes.The mongoose will provoke the snake to strike repeatedly while it dodges the blow.Eventually, the snake will become exhausted and the mongoose will kill it by crushing its skull. Egyptian mongooses benefit the environment by killing animals that are considered to be pests by humans such as rats . and snakes.
A Mongoose and Black Mamba Fight to the Death